Monday, July 2, 2012

How I make miniature Water Lily and Lotus


Making Water Lily is my passion for a long long time.  I remember it very well that how mesmerized I was when I saw a miniature water lily in a miniature shop long time ago. I bought it, kept on watching it and adored its beauty and said to myself that I never ever able to create such a beautiful piece like this in my life.  

Years passed, I began to make miniature flowers, but not yet thinking of making water lily.  It's too difficult even thinking about it.  However, I eventually met an artisan who was very very keen in making beautiful flowers, and lucky enough that she was able to teach me how to make flowers including water lily. 


 I'm sure that you can guess that the first one I made was horrible.  But the second and third and so on and on became better and better.  Since it's my passion as I said, I made them almost a hundred!!!  It's true.  I did that much!!!  And now I can tell myself different from the one I told myself long time ago.


I hope you agree with me that I can make miniature Water Lily (and Lotus), and do it beautifully.


The Water Lilies I made have realistic stamen, that I hand-cut each single piece of clay into a tiny short line one by one for their filament.  Then I glued them together in circle to form a center of the flower, and painted their tips (tip of stamen has the same color as of petal) a little bit.


The petals are also hand-cut one by one. 


Ok, I should say no more and make you bore with details. 


Just hope you enjoy!!!


39 comments:

  1. I really liked of your miniatures, this is a great work!

    * You could add the gadget to see the followers of your blog. ;)

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Eliana. I just added a few gadgets as you suggested. It took awhile to know how... I'm so clumsy...lol

      I did see your miniatures. They are lovely and I like them a lot.

      thanks,

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    2. I want to buy it. I live in Viet Nam. How can i buy it?

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    3. Please contact me via viettrandba@gmail.com

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    4. First, your miniature water gardens are amazing and very beautiful. So stop putting yourself down. Stop worrying about what other people think; just enjoy doing your work and share it. Trust me, I'm an artist. -- Bjo Trimble

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    5. First, your miniature water gardens are amazing and very beautiful. So stop putting yourself down. Stop worrying about what other people think; just enjoy doing your work and share it. Trust me, I'm an artist. -- Bjo Trimble

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  2. Preciosas flores, al añadir la imagen en pinterest he descubierto tu blog, felicidades por este trabajo:-)

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    1. Thank you RosaMaria, your dolly are so beautiful!!!

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  3. HI
    Your Blog is very nice and I look forward to following you in Blogland. I have added you to my "Blogs I Follow" on my website. www.beauxminis.com.
    Cheers
    fatima

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  4. I use cutters (like cookie cutters but much smaller) that I make myself. I make them from tin can that is thin enough to sharp cut the clay.

    Punch couldn't be used with clay, I think.

    Thank you for your question, Pim

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  5. You do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing : )

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  6. You are so talented!!! Can you please post an article about how to make them?

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    1. Thank you Swazz, but I have no idea what article that you mean. I was thinking of making a clip to post on Youtube, but not yet start the action.

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  7. Hello,
    I really love you Water Lily artwork ! would you agree to create something for me ? Please contact me at unicorn34@outlook.com
    Thank you !

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    1. Thank you so much unicorn3482, I am sorry that I haven't checked my blog for a long long time. Now I just know that you're interesting in my water lilies. I'll send you email soon.

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  8. Very nice work Pim! I like this very much. Thank you for sharing this tut.

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    1. Thank you Leilani, I'm so happy with your comment.

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  9. You have a very fun talent! I dont blame you for falling in love with these little ponds. I think I just did too! I am making a dollhouse from scratch for my grandaughter and have been learning how to make these kinds of items too. So much fun. Thank you for this post!

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    1. Thank you Blog Admin. Little things seem to be very easy addicted... LOL

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  10. Please bore me with the details :)

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  11. hello, do you have a website where I can purchase some of your work?
    Please email me with pricing details and special request information.

    Thank you, love your work!

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    1. Thank you Isabelle, I have a website, but it's quite inactive... just like my blog.... sigh.... It's BeeTreeMiniatures.com. Please check and let me know your comments and suggestions.

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    2. Everything at BeeTreeMiniatures.com is about bees and bee hives--I didn't see anything about purchasing any of your beautiful work.

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  12. Beautiful little water gardens and you make your own cutters....wow :)
    Thanks for sharing your work!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy... I have to make my own cutters because I couldn't find them from anywhere else... : )

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  13. Wow ! They are so realistic that I first thought they are Bonsai Plants. All the Best for your future projects.

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  14. i never seen like this,wow such a wonderfull collections & marvellous creations,i have some bonsai collections in Ficus,these are like bonsai in lilly varites.

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  15. Caro Sr. Gostaria muito de aprender a fazer essas miniaturas, tem como enviar para mim o passo a passo de como fazer? Agradeço

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  16. Caro Sr. Gostaria muito de aprender a fazer essas miniaturas, tem como enviar para mim o passo a passo de como fazer? Agradeço

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  17. Please bore me with the details :) -- do you have another article with more info on how you make these? Thanks!

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  18. Would you please tell,how did you made it... the procedure?

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  19. Very good. I read your post. 당신의 섬세함이 사랑스럽군요.��

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